This two day workshop takes you through the Bolex camera, available film stocks, how to shoot film, meter light, the machine processes required to make a photochemical image, as well as editing and projection.
Friday 18th July
The workshop begins with a comprehensive introduction to the Bolex H16mm camera, lenses, and light metering. Following this participants shoot in groups using Kodak 7222 black and white negative film. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to see no.w.here’s black and white machine processor in action, as artist Karel Doing processes your films as negatives. The practicalities of processing film by hand will also be discussed. Once processed, all the negatives will be dried and assembled on a Steenbeck editing table by participants.
Saturday 19th July
The course continues with participants seeing how no.w.here’s contact printer can be used to make black and white prints from negatives, and also looks at work made by artists using 16mm, focusing on its aesthetic qualities and flexibility of shooting. Once all the films are printed there will be another opportunity to use the Steenbeck editing table to edit footage. Once this is spliced the workshop ends with a screening of the films made on the course. You are welcome to bring reflex or non-reflex cameras you own to this course, although no.w.here provides models.
Please note that spaces for this workshop are limited to 10 and are offered on a strictly first come, first serve basis.
This course is led by artist film makers James Holcombe, Karel Doing, and Edwin Mingard.